Middle East Respiratory Syndrome

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Middle East Respiratory Syndrome

How does MERS spread?Via respiratory route (air droplets), person-to-person.However, it is not easily transmissible

Was first found in the Middle EastCaused by a novel Coronavirus-same family of viruses that cause diseases ranging from Common Cold to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)

What are the symptoms of MERS?FeversCoughShortness of BreathColdChillsBody AchesSore ThroatRunny NoseHeadacheDiarrheaNauseaVomitingRare Symptoms:Organ Failure Death

How do I avoid getting MERS?Wash your hands with soap for at least 20 secondsAvoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed handsAvoid close contact such as kissing, sharing cups or eating utensils with infected peopleClean, disinfect frequently touched surfaces, such as toys and doorknobs

What countries have the most cases?Saudi ArabiaUnited Arab EmiratesQatarOmanJordanKuwaitYemenLebanon

Hows is MERS treated?There is no specific medication or cureSupportive care is required and may include: oxygen supplementation, mechanical ventilation, intensive care

What is MERS?

What Animals are the source of MERS?GoatsCowsSheepWater BuffaloSwineWild BirdsBatsCamels

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)

Hows is MERS diagnosed?Using a DNA test that detects the virus (rtPCR: reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction)Chest x-ray: lung infiltratesCT scan: lung infiltrates (looks like 'ground glass')

How many cases are there?803 have been infected309 have died690 is the most in a single country (Saudi Arabia)2 people in the US have been infected; both have recovered



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